Children's Hospital Colorado

The Children’s Hospital Colorado Center for Innovation

A place to foster powerful ideas and improve healthcare

As a nonprofit pediatric hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado’s mission is to improve the health of children through high-quality patient care, research, education and advocacy. And because research and innovation are key to re-imagining and realizing the future of child health, we are pioneering a new Center for Innovation in 2016.

Why create a Center for Innovation?

The Center for Innovation at Children’s Colorado will provide an opportunity for innovators to come together to develop groundbreaking ideas that will enrich and save lives through better technology and healthcare.

The Center will establish a clear path for venture development for all team members through education, incubation and acceleration. It will also create a conduit for industry collaboration to bring cutting-edge healthcare technologies to the front-lines of clinical care and enable partnerships with Children’s Colorado innovators.

The goals of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Center for Innovation are to:

  • Stimulate healthcare innovation
  • Launch successful ventures
  • Bring in cutting edge technology
  • Attract top-tier students and faculty

Our vision: To use innovation to advance the future of pediatric healthcare

The Center will serve as a hub for innovation. It is a place where people come together for education, resources and services to enable the transfer of knowledge and products. Then, the very ideas and products imagined here at Children’s Hospital Colorado will be developed for the benefit of pediatric patients worldwide.

Who can access the Center?

The Center for Innovation will support all innovators at Children’s Colorado who have an idea for improving pediatric healthcare. This includes faculty, staff and administrators.

What type of innovations are we looking for?

Children’s Colorado will support the development of ideas that improve the health of kids, such as new drugs, medical devices, diagnostics and digital health technologies. Additionally, if you have an idea for internal process, quality or safety improvements throughout the hospital, you can bring it forward through the Center. This includes ways to improve patient, family or team member experience or information technology ideas.

Do you have an idea for the next "big thing?"

If you work at Children's Colorado and have a powerful and innovative idea, learn how to submit your idea. Or, fill out our form to get started now:

Calendar of events

See a list of our upcoming workshops and speakers.

Dr. Deterding's "moonshot moment:" Improving the health of children in Colorado and beyond

Contact us

If you have questions or would like more information, please send us an email.


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